Scottsdale Chiropractor Discusses Scoliosis and its Treatment
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine. The condition usually develops during the growth spurt occurring just before puberty. While muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy can cause scoliosis, the cause of most cases of this abnormal curvature of the spine is unknown.
While but severe curvature can be disabling, most cases of scoliosis are mild and cause only slight deformities and discomfort.
Signs and symptoms of scoliosis include uneven shoulders or waist, or one hip that is higher. One shoulder blade may be more pronounced as well. Scoliosis can cause back pain.
Secrest Family Chiropractic Provides Scoliosis Treatment for Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills
At Secrest Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor provides pain relief through safe and effective treatment for scoliosis. Depending on your symptoms, our chiropractor may recommend a combination of treatments that may include chiropractic therapy, kinesiology taping, KST, cold laser therapy and massage therapy.
Chiropractic therapy helps moves the individual bones of the spine, known as vertebra, into an optimal position to accommodate the curvature of the spine. The Koren Specific Technique (KST) is a chiropractic approach that does not use heavy manipulations that produce “cracking sounds” or discomfort. Cold laser therapy uses light to interact with tissue. Massage therapy relaxes cramped back muscles affected by curvature of the spine.
Kinesiology taping uses elastic therapeutic tape that supports and stabilizes muscles and joints of the spine without restricting your body’s range of motion. Kinesiology taping also provides extended soft tissue manipulation that prolongs the positive effects of chiropractic treatment for scoliosis.
Each of these therapies helps treat the pain and discomfort associated with scoliosis. Combining treatments may dramatically improve results.
If you or someone you love has scoliosis, make an appointment at Secrest Family Chiropractic. We serve patients in Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Fountain Hills in our Scottsdale, AZ chiropractic office. Call today to start feeling better tomorrow.
Is your current treatment plan for scoliosis providing the same safe and effective pain relief as chiropractic care can provide?